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The City of Highland had a population of 1,015 as of July 1, 2021. Highland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Highland is located at latitude 39.8597 and longitude -95.2697 in Doniphan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Highland encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doniphan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,050 feet.

The City of Highland has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Highland is located within Township of Iowa, a minor civil division (MCD) of Doniphan County.

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Highland, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,015 (100%)
Population in Households 675 (66.5%)
Population in Families 493 (48.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 340 (33.5%)
Population Density 1,932
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $53,768
Average Household Income $66,086
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $19,722
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 191 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $92,560
Average Home Value $119,110
Housing Affordability Index3 336


Total Households 296
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 162
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.03% -0.14%
Households 0.0% -0.2%
Families 0.39% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.1%

Highland, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 200 70th
Population Density # 41 94th
Median Household Income # 379 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 537 80th
Per Capita Income # 656 3rd
Diversity Index # 126 81st

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